Another Platform

Boink wrote…

I know there are some people who get annoyed when a random stranger asks about their gender, but I kind of like it. If someone has to ask, it means I’m doing a pretty good job at looking androgynous. Plus, it gives me a quick opportunity to say something about gender to a stranger, which isn’t a platform I would have otherwise had.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on April 25th, 2014 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice One comment »

One Response to “Another Platform”

  1. anta

    I also like moments when something someone says or does let me know that I’m getting this androgyne thing right, but for me, strangers just suddenly asking me whether I’m “a boy or a girl” are still quite unpleasant.

    I guess it just makes me feel unsafe somehow, since I don’t know *why* they’re asking me that.

    … or rather, of course I know why they’re asking (because they can’t tell), I just don’t know what they’re planning to do with that information or what gives them the right to ask in the first place.


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